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Lab able to quickly diagnose blood clots after vaccine

A laboratory which has pioneered work on blood clots caused by medication is now set to diagnose clots that may occur in people after they received the AstraZeneca vaccine. Canadian health authorities say an extremely rare blood clot syndrome may »

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Canada’s ‘Atlantic bubble’ reopening in jeopardy over rising COVID-19 cases

Plans to reopen a “travel buble” between Canada’s Atlantic provinces on April 19 looked increasingly precarious on Tuesday amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases and, in particular, variants of concern across the country. Premiers of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, »

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COVID-19 situation in Canada ‘remains extremely serious,’ says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians on Tuesday that the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic in the country “remains extremely serious” as the number of infections continues to rise despite efforts to ramp up vaccinations. “On Sunday, Ontario reported a »

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Canada investigates after U.S. pauses Janssen vaccine

There was more negative news today that could affect vaccine rollouts in Canada and other countries. U.S. authorities have recommended a “pause” in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. This single-shot vaccine was approved for use »

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Doctors reluctant to prescribe medical cannabis, report researchers

A new study suggests that doctors in the large province of Ontario are still hesitant to prescribe cannabis to treat long-term pain. The physicians said they were concerned about possible ill-effects on such things as cognitive development, existing mental illnesses »

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Exercising could help in pandemic but stress, anxiety a barrier

Researchers at McMaster University say that the COVID-19 pandemic “has created a paradox where mental health has become both a motivator for and a barrier to physical activity.”  A study was done to find out how and why mental health, »

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Most unvaccinated Canadians leery of AstraZeneca

Bad press about the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 has caused a loss of confidence in it among many Canadians, according to a new public opinion survey. Much of Canada is in the throes of a third wave of the pandemic »

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Surgeons perform first double lung transplant for a COVID victim in Canada

Surgeons in Toronto have successfully completed the first double lung transplant in Canada for a person whose lungs were devastated by COVID-19. The recipient, who had no prior comorbidities that put him at higher risk for infection or severe disease, »

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Canada expects to receive 44M doses of COVID-19 vaccines by July, says Trudeau

Canada expects to receive 44 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca by the end of June, enough to administer at least one shot to every Canadian, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Speaking to reporters during »

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Many disappointed in how leaders have handled pandemic

As Canadians face a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic many Canadians have a poor opinion of how their provincial leaders have handled things. In Canada, the federal government funds health care and procures vaccines to protect against the coronavirus. »